Really don't like the cooking "process" as much as the result. That is, USED to cook elaborate five or six course meals for entertaining, and it was really fun(the result, not the actual cooking! for me anyway) wines to go with every course. Of course that was when I was working and young! Like restaurant quality food at home and love Zaar for that reason. Once wrote a small wine column for my husband's company newsletter with my suggestions for Washington wines. this was back in the early eighties when we first got interested in Washington wines. It's come a long way, and we haven't kept up! I am a "retired" elementary school teacher. Thanks to all of you for so much fun and great recipes!